Charming Downtown Lafayette Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Reid St, Lafayette, LA 70501, United States

The Space

Charming Studio Garage Apartment fully furnished with antique Custom Cypress Kitchen, trim and furnishings. Perfect for your weekend getaway or for your short term work assignment in Lafayette. World renowned Cajun Cooking Nearby. Walk to downtown restaurants and attractions. Downtown Alive, Artwalk Festivals Acadien's, Festival International. The closest bar and music venue's are Blue Moon Saloon and Artmosphere a short walk of about 4 blocks or 8 minutes. The closest restaurants are the French Press, Pampalona Tapas and Absinthe bar, The Filling Station and Agave Cantina. Our neighborhood is quiet but close enough to all the action.
Off street Parking on a limited basis available for one car by request, otherwise there is always plenty of parking available on the street. wireless Internet and keeping with Cajun Traditions wonderful cheerful hospitality. By the way don't forget to bring your pets. This is a pet friendly vacation rental. Small dogs ok, if your Pooch is larger than 40 lbs email me ahead of time for approval please. I know your going to enjoy your stay! Les Se Le Bon Ton Roulee Cher! That's Cajun French for "Let the Good Times Roll".

Interaction with Guests

I interact often with guests: my back door is just steps away from the apt staircase. I enjoy meeting new people and sharing my experience of our wonderful community in Lafayette.

The Neighborhood

Lovingly called Freetown the neighborhood is wonderful, depending on your preference its walking or biking distance to all the great food, festivals and downtown attractions. I believe strongly that it is emerging and blossoming into the best most affordable neighborhood to live in downtown! :)

Getting around

Most things are walking or biking distance. No promises yet but I'm working on a bike rack for the yard and guest bikes for the apt. :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $275 /week
Monthly Price: $750 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The apartment was located close to downtown in an industrial-looking type of neighborhood. The lockbox with the keys and clear instructions from the owner made it easy to get in and out of with no problems. Honestly, we didn't even meet Mr. Magruder while we were there. We did briefly run into a friend of his who was very friendly. The apartment itself was neat and clean. We're used to dogs barking and living near train tracks, so that didn't bother us. I'd say it was a good value for the price.

    April 2014
  • William was friendly to communicate with prior to arriving, however we didn't meet in person. Check in was easy and convenient. Internet dropped out the second day, but no big issue. Cute studio for couples.

    March 2014
  • William is very friendly and its studio is indeed charming. Cleanliness is fine but could be slightly improved. There's a railroad nearby so those who don't have a deep sleep may be bothered by the trains' honks. Otherwise we had a good time at this place.

    March 2014
  • We unfortunately didn't have the chance to meet William, but our stay in his lovely guest cottage went very well from the welcome booklet with info on local things to see, do and eat to the great radio station he left on for us to discover. Visitors will have complete independence to take advantage of their time in the area. The only thing I might mention is that this may not be the best place for late sleepers as there is quite a lot of noise that starts at 9am weekdays from the nearby roads, trains and the garage. All the more reason to get up and see Lafayette!

    December 2013
  • A nice house in a quiet neighbourhood and close to downtown. The place is very clean and well equipped if you want to cook. William gave us all infos we need to enjoy our stay. Merci beaucoup !

    November 2013
  • The studio was clean except for crumbs on the old table cloth. The television was a 12 inch with no remote. The internet reception is weak and drops out. The train comes by often and toots its horn. The location was convenient for our stay, and the studio worked out. With a few minor changes it could have been great.

    October 2013
  • Lovely getaway in Lafayette. It's in an industrial area, 4 blocks from blue moon saloon & close to downtown, etc. Nicely decorated & a pleasure to stay, thank you!

    October 2013
    Response from William:

    Happy to have you Tippy, look fwd to meeting you during your next stay!

  • We had a great time at William's studio. He is a very nice host and his place is comfortable and safe. We stayed two weeks and we feel like home. Plus, we had a wonderful day with him. This is affordable for the area. Thanks again Will.

    September 2013
  • Nice “Cabin in the city” experience. Close to the University and downtown attractions, comfortable accommodations with completely outfitted kitchen. Highly recommended.

    March 2013
  • Accommodations were cute and charming, but not very clean. Promises made regarding use of fenced yard and off-street parking were made but not kept. Studio space would have been most enjoyable, with a very convenient location, except it sits above Will's workshop with machinery being used, and also serves as a kennel for his barking Pit Bull. Lights and noise from workshop came right through the uninsulated floorboards. Definitely not set up for colder temperatures either. Of all the AirBnB stays we have had, this one left us feeling the least welcome, unfortunately. Will is a nice enough guy, but clearly not cut out to be a host.

    December 2012
    Response from William:

    I don't agree at all with Ivan's review: I take pride in my responsibility as a host and therefore I do provide clean and well kept accommodations. I have been a host now for nearly 2 years and as you can see here my history of reviews is exceptional. I made every attempt within reason to make sure Ivan and his guest were accommodated. Initially I granted Ivan a weekly rate at his request, once his stay was almost complete he asked to stay an additional 2 days so I said yes but reverted back to the daily rate. He complained of this so I granted his request to stay an additional 2 days and charged him a pro rated fee based on the weekly rate. He seemed satisfied with this and to get the better rate he suggested he would give me a good review. But really I think he just wanted something for nothing. Ivan did request off street parking and I promised use of same until I returned from out of town. No promise broken there. As for the yard I originally intended to provide this as an additional convenience but since then circumstances have changed as a result I have modified my listing to not include this. I have a small space and I do from time to time do work below but I do not impose on my guests and only do work when they are not there. As for my dog I am a lover of ALL animals and don't discriminate against them so why would it matter what kind of dog I have as long as he is well behaved? All in all I have had very good experiences with all of my guests often sharing my home cooked food from time to time a beer with them. Although Ivan was not one of my best experiences I will not let this discourage me from hosting other guests with a smile.

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Hey folks! I am a native to the Lafayette area I love to enjoy all the great things Lafayette has to offer. We have a very unique culture and music here and friendly people including myself. You are sure to enjoy your stay. If there is anything else you would like to know just ask. Cheers!
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